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Re: Quick Links

Post by Kamahl19 » Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:24 pm

PayBas wrote:
Pony99CA wrote:So the color shows what will be found, not whether there are any to find. Therefore they do make some sense to me. ;)
That was the idea, yes
Your posts can also find unread posts, same for Unanswered and Active posts. All of those links may or may not display unread posts so I am asking again, what is the difference.

I am not saying you did it wrong, I am saying lets just keep it simple instead of bloating everything with images. I thought, 3.1 and later 3.2 is trying to remove all images from style and use CSS and icons (FA in 3.2) instead.

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Re: Quick Links

Post by PayBas » Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:03 pm

Kamahl19 wrote:I am not saying you did it wrong, I am saying lets just keep it simple instead of bloating everything with images. I thought, 3.1 and later 3.2 is trying to remove all images from style and use CSS and icons (FA in 3.2) instead.
That's why I decided to recycle existing images that will have been loaded into the browser cache already. I didn't want to introduce new icons for this. Once we move to something like FA we can use more descriptive icons perhaps.

I do feel however that icons are necessary for this, as it just looks more consistent (see the link i posted above). But if people feel that having different colors is too confusing, we could change them all to the same icon.

Regardless of whether or not the colors are accurate to their status or intended results, they help differentiate the links, and provide quicker recognition. For me, they just help to to choose the right link quicker. They could have been smileys or yellow/green/purple for all I care. Having a visual distinction just speeds up the process. Not perfect, but adequate.

But that's just me.

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Re: Quick Links

Post by RMcGirr83 » Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:04 pm

To me and IMHO the type or color of the icon matters little...it is the actual link. I don't look at the icons, I look at the links.

Semantics really, I just didn't understand the difference is all.
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Re: Quick Links

Post by Pony99CA » Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:46 am

Kamahl19 wrote:
PayBas wrote:
Pony99CA wrote:So the color shows what will be found, not whether there are any to find. Therefore they do make some sense to me. ;)
That was the idea, yes
Your posts can also find unread posts, same for Unanswered and Active posts. All of those links may or may not display unread posts so I am asking again, what is the difference.
The difference is that "red" icons only find content that you haven't seen (if there is any), just like red icons other places are only used to show you things that have new content. "Your posts" finds old content, too, hence it gets a blue icon.

it seems pretty clear and reasonable to me.

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Re: Quick Links

Post by Volksdevil » Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:19 pm

May as well post here...

Is there any easy/admin way to modify the text of the 'quick links'? As in I'd like them to say:
Your adverts
New adverts
etc
etc

Or simply a need of hacking the core? Easily done?

I'd like to get rid of 'Unanswered posts' too.

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Re: Quick Links

Post by PayBas » Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:43 pm

Volksdevil wrote:May as well post here...

Is there any easy/admin way to modify the text of the 'quick links'? As in I'd like them to say:
Your adverts
New adverts
etc
etc

Or simply a need of hacking the core? Easily done?

I'd like to get rid of 'Unanswered posts' too.
I think it will be much easier just to modify the navbar_header.html template.

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Re: Quick Links

Post by Volksdevil » Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:39 pm

No problem, I'm happy with that, cheers PayBas.

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Re: Quick Links

Post by Pony99CA » Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:19 am

PayBas wrote:
Volksdevil wrote:May as well post here...

Is there any easy/admin way to modify the text of the 'quick links'? As in I'd like them to say:
Your adverts
New adverts
etc
etc

Or simply a need of hacking the core? Easily done?

I'd like to get rid of 'Unanswered posts' too.
I think it will be much easier just to modify the navbar_header.html template.
Don't those strings come from the language files? If so, wouldn't it be easier to modify those?

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Re: Quick Links

Post by hanakin » Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:38 am

I think he is meaning replicating it for an extension not just altering the name

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Re: Quick Links

Post by Volksdevil » Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:08 am

Cheers guys, good old code tweaking either way which I'm OK with. But out of interest, where will those Language var's be?

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